Introducing the Cyber Elite Program

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Today is a special day at Palo Alto Networks and for LIVEcommunity as we launch our ALL NEW community expert member program, The Cyber Elite Program!

Our members are the heart and soul of LIVEcommunity, and we are excited to recognize the new members of the program. These expert colleagues have contributed countless hours to the community. The Cyber Elite program will provide even MORE insightful technical content, solutions to make your life easier, and glean additional tips from our experts. These key members stand out because they are dedicated high-value contributors.


The Cyber Elite designation is our way of saying “Thanks” for their technical expertise, tireless participation, and generosity they provide to LIVEcommunity.


Our combined Cyber Elite contributions to the community is something we’d like to recognize and highlight:

  • 9,730 Messages Posted
  • 2,642 Likes Received
  • 1,069 Accepted Solutions


Introducing our 2020 Cyber Elite Members


Brandon Pry @BPry Otakar Klier @OtakarKlier Mahesh Parmar @MP18
  • Messages posted: 3854
  • Likes received: 1278
  • Accepted solutions: 539
  • Messages posted: 1831
  • Likes received: 395
  • Accepted solutions: 173
  • Messages posted: 1145
  • Likes given: 321
  • Accepted solutions: 26


Remo Mittler @Vsys_remo Brandon Wertz @Brandon_Wertz  Steven Cantwell @SteveCantwell
  • Messages posted: 1759
  • Likes received: 642
  • Accepted solutions: 241
  • Messages posted: 848
  • Likes received: 227
  • Accepted solutions: 50
  • Messages posted: 293
  • Likes received: 70
  • Accepted solutions: 40



How are Cyber Elite Members Selected?

Eligibility is available for current Palo Alto Networks LIVEcommunity members. They are hand-selected based on contributions in the community with a laser focus on adding value, being helpful, sharing knowledge, and bringing a unique perspective. Membership will be a year-long appointment that will be re-evaluated annually.



What are the benefits of becoming a Cyber Elite?

These exceptional members will receive access to a variety of invaluable perks that include:

  • A shiny new Cyber Elite badge
  • Assigned a special "Cyber Elite" title 
  • Exclusive access to the Cyber Elite Lounge (a private digital gathering place)
  • Opportunities to meet with Palo Alto Networks to discuss new technologies and other topics of interest
  • Random acts of delight and other rewards


Wherever you see a community member identified as a Cyber Elite, you can trust their experience and expect high quality contributions. Visit the NEW Cyber Elite program page and join us in welcoming our Cyber Elite experts for 2020.


Stay Engaged!


Cheryl Rasmussen
Engagement Program Manager, LIVEcommunity


Community Manager

It is obvious to those of us in LIVEcommunity that the consistent engagement and participation you all bring to the community helps to make it vibrant, interactive and extremely helpful.  Thank you for all you do! Welcome to the Cyber Elite Program - We are excited to have you represent the LIVEcommunity.

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Community Team Member

We want to welcome each one of you! We all value your tremendous contribution to the community and Palo Alto Networks.

Cyber Elite



It is an honor to receive this from PANW.


 I know we are all a hard working community, and we have relied on each other to keep fact checking and integrity.  I

I certainly know that i have learned from you (Reaper) in how your comments and replies are highly accurate as well.

Maybe next year, we can share. 


For now, I claim  this for ALL the hard working community members. 

This is our award, and we all deserve it.




Community Manager

Great to have you @SteveCantwell we appreciate you as we know the community at large does as well. It's well deserved and your positive attitude, participation and contribution is much appreciated! Looking forward to having you as one of our first Cyber Elite members. 

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